Posted by wonderfoo on May 6, 2002, at 10:40:36
In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?, posted by Liz Wolf on May 3, 2002, at 5:01:30
Just found this board this morning. I have generalized anxiety in conjunction with a pretty severe phobia of thunderstoms/tornadoes. Here's a little bit of my history: I was on Prozac a few years ago, which worked great for the depression and general anxiety but did nothing for the phobia. Then tried Zoloft, which I had no luck with. I have been "drug-free" for probably a year now, and have tried cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps a little. A few months ago I was given a three month sample of Effexor by my prmiary care physician, which I was resisting taking because I wanted to see if the therapy would do the trick. But now I truly believe that I need the one-two punch of meds and therapy. I was wondering if anyone knew or had experienced how effectively effexor treats phobias? Anyone in a similar situation?
Looking forward to future posts. Any advice or thought would be greatly appreciated!